Fun Things for Toddlers What's On 2023 Winter School Holidays on the Gold Coast

2023 Winter School Holidays on the Gold Coast



Discover all the Winter School Holiday Fun on the Gold Coast. Fun Things for Toddlers has the ultimate guide to school holiday family fun all in one place.


NaturallyGC Holiday Programs


Get the kids to switch screen time for green time during the school holidays with NaturallyGC.

NaturallyGC FREE holiday programs are specifically designed to connect kids with nature and encourage outdoor play and learning by exploring the Gold Coast’s natural environment.

Immerse yourself in a range of free nature-based activities through the #NaturallyGC program. From wildlife encounters and nature crafts, to citizen science and Indigenous culture.

The workshops cover a range of indoor and nature-based activities from guided bushwalks, wildlife shows, coastal education, aboriginal culture, marine excursions, eco-craft, tree plantings, and more.

Make sure you register for your free tickets, registrations open on 17 June at 8am.

Find out more.


Full Steam Ahead! @ Gold Coast Libraries


Hop on the STEAM express at Gold Coast Libraries!

Embark on a train-tastic adventure through the Cross River Rail project, experiencing the mind-bending journey of the 3 new Gold Coast train stations with VR.

Watch your child’s brain bubbles soar with Augmented Reality Colouring In, Balancing Buddies, Marble Run mayhem, and a Never-ending Emoji escapade! Prepare for mind-blowing challenges like newspaper construction and rock painting galore.

Hands-on STEAM activities are filling fast and time is ticking, so act fast and secure your place for the ultimate adventure. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Find out more.


Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm


The winter School Holidays wouldn’t be the same without a visit to Chambers Flat strawberry farm.
The farm shop is open everyday of the school holidays with farm fresh strawberries and real strawberry ice cream!
Shop Hours:
Monday to Saturday 9-4
Sunday: 10-3
Visit and enjoy some winter sunshine and strawberry goodness🍦
🍓Please note pick your own currently unavailable🍓

Learn more.


2023 Mudgeeraba Agricultural Show


With so many incredible events and exhibits, the Mudgeeraba Agricultural Show is not just a spectator experience – it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a real country Show, haybales and all!
Get up close and personal with cute animals, meet the farmers and exhibitors, and learn about the latest advancements in agriculture and sustainability. Taste delicious foods made from locally sourced ingredients, as well as all your Show favourites! Watch in amazement as our woodchoppers use razor-sharp axes to slice through thick logs with lightning-fast speed and enjoy our thrilling, two day equestrian program. Wander through the pavilions, check out the crafts and cooking, from honey to homebrew, lace to LEGO, fine arts to photography, and flowers to fruit sculptures and really explore the best agriculture has to offer.
Join in the celebration of our country’s agricultural heritage, and take the opportunity to come together with families and friends, learn, share, and have fun at the Mudgeeraba Agricultural Show 24 June 2023 to 25 June 2023 at Mudgeeraba Showgrounds.
Don’t miss out on this amazing experience, there really is something for everyone – tickets on sale now!

Find out more.


FREE School Holiday Bubble Fun 


Here’s where to find Miss Bubbles for *free* bubble fun these winter school holidays!
❄️24th June | 9am – 12.30pm | Peninsula Playground at Broadwater Parklands | Giant bubble play!


❄️29th June | 9am – 12.30pm | Bouncy PIllow Playground at Broadwater Parklands | Giant bubble play!
❄️2nd July | 12pm – 4pm | Chevron Festival Surfers Paradise | Giant bubble play!
❄️3rd July | 10am – 11am | Buckler Park Helensvale | Active & Healthy Gold Coast | Giant Bubble Play
❄️ 3rd July | 1pm – 2pm | Paradise Point Parklands | Active & Healthy Gold Coast | Giant Bubble Play
❄️ 7th July | 9am – 12.30pm | Peninsula Playground Broadwater Parklands | Giant bubble Play
❄️ 8th July | 12pm – 4pm | Harley Park, Labrador | Park Warrior Playground Opening!


Adventure Camp at Pacific Fair


Let Pacific Fair Shopping Centre take you and the family on the ultimate adventure these school holidays!
From 24 June – 9 July, Pacific Fair are calling all adventurers!
Are you ready to unleash your inner explorer? Discover The Adventure Camp, where kids can navigate an obstacle course, conquer a rock climbing wall, hit a bullseye with archery and make s’mores in our free workshops!

Find out more.


City of Gold Coast Active Travel Program


The City of Gold Coast offers a series of free cycle workshops for all ages and abilities to help you get on your bike and enjoy the many benefits cycling can provide. From training wheels to two wheels, adult bike skills and bike maintenance – there’s something for everybody!

All workshops are led by accredited instructors and cover tips to make you a safer, more confident cyclist.

Bookings are essential and booking early is encouraged!

Find out more.


Pony Rides in Pimpama


Come have fun with horses and learn to ride. For children aged 4 to 16.

Pony rides in Pimpama. $30 per ride, 1 hour including grooming and feed time or $45 for 2 kids.

Contact Libby on 0434 019 291 for more info and bookings. 


Active & Healthy Holiday Program



Take advantage of the free and low cost activities experiences on offer right across the City through our City of Gold Coast Active & Healthy holiday program. Running Saturday, 24 June to Sunday, 9 July 2023.

Check out the program, pack the picnic basket and invite your family and friends to get out in the outdoors and enjoy all the great things on offer.

Find out more.


Winterfest at Dreamworld


WINTERFEST is back at Dreamworld these school holidays and it’s BIGGER, BETTER and more BRRR-ILLIANT than ever before!

Winter holidays are going to be very COOL as Dreamworld turns into a magical winter wonderland and food lover’s haven for Winterfest! 

All of your favourite Winterfest experiences have returned:
❄️ Dreamworld Ice Skating Rink
❄️ European food & drink stalls
❄️ The thrill of some seriously slippery ice slide tobogganing
❄️ Snowflake Scavenger Hunt
PLUS Brand new wintry shows & entertainment each day!

Let the magic of Winterfest take the whole family away to a cooler climate each day from 24 June until 16 July!

Find out more.


Kids Night Out @ Robina Events Cinemas


Kids are invited to kick start the School Holidays and enjoy their very own big night out at Event Cinemas Robina on Saturday, 24th June!
Kids are invited to enjoy an exclusive screening of Elemental [CTC] parent free!
But don’t worry mum and dad, kids will remain in the care of our licensed caregivers throughout the duration of the event, so you can enjoy a meal (or maybe a movie) at your favourite Promenade restaurant.
Registration Opens (Event Cinema Outside Cinema 3): 5.00pm
Screening Commences: 6.00pm
Screening Concludes: 7.45pm (Parents may collect children from this time)
Final Collection: 8.00pm
Booking Tickets: Ticket Sales for this event conclude Friday 23rd June at 2.00pm
T&C’s apply including Children must be between 3 (minimum) -13 (maximum) years of age and fully toilet trained in order to attend.

Find out more.


Blinky Bill’s 90th Birthday Celebrations at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


Can you believe Blinky Bill is turning 90 years old! These school holidays (June 24th – July 7th) you’re invited to celebrate his birthday at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary! Included in the price of your entry ticket. 10:15 AM & 12:30 PM Daily

Join Blinky Bill’s 90th birthday celebrations, sing and dance with two Blinky Bill Birthday stage shows daily! And that’s just the beginning, there will also be colouring in, special meet and greets and daily prizes to be won. Kids can write their own birthday cards for Blinky Bill, wishing him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Blinky Bill is a true Australian Icon.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will also be celebrating NAIDOC week during the school holidays with free workshops being held Monday to Friday. Visitors can learn more about First Nations Culture, with traditional food, art, and dancing.

Find out more.


Farm Petting Zoo – FREE Family Fun Day @ Shearers Arms Tavern Ormeau

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*** BOOKED OUT ***
Shearers Arms Tavern Family Fun Day #2 is on Sunday, 25th June 2023 from 12-3pm with…
🐥 Petting Zoo with pony rides
🎨 Face Painting
🎉 Kids Craft
🛝 New Playground
Book your table using the link below.

Book Here.


Passport to an amazing childhood


Inspire your kids to get out and play in nature with their own passport to the great outdoors, packed full of adventures to try!

A Nature Play Passport is a small, hard copy booklet, similar to a real passport, that contains fun nature play missions, stickers and blank pages. It’s used to document and celebrate the nature play missions and outdoor learning activities your children achieve. It goes hand-in-hand with the Nature Passport app, where you can find hundreds more nature play missions.

Your child’s mission, should they choose to accept it, is to spend time outdoors, be adventurous, try new things, be brave, get messy and have fun!

Order your free Nature Play Passport, then get out and play!

You can order any number of passports – from one for your child at home, to one for every student at your school. It’s most suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years old.

Get your Nature Play Passport.


School Holiday Fun with Sparky Do Dah


Sparky Do Dah creates FUN activities spaces all over the Gold Coast including Pop-Up Playgrounds, a Roll-Up Sideshow and Craft Activities.

Sparky will be zooming around town these Winter School holidays keeping children of all ages entertained as a part of the Active & Healthy Gold Coast School Holiday Program.

Join in the fun at the following events :

Sun 25 June | Pop Up Playground | Broadwater Parklands | 10am to 2pm
Tue 27 June | Pop Up Playground and Tie Dye | Pacific Pines Central Park | 9am to 12pm
Wed 28 June | Pop Up Playground | Firth Park Mudgeeraba | 1pm to 4pm
Fri 30 June | Pop Up Playground and Tie Dye | Gold Coast Botanic Gardens | 9am to 12pm
Mon 03 Jul| Pop Up Playground and Tie Dye | Tallowwood Park Upper Coomera | 9am to 12pm
Wed 05 Jul | Pop Up Playground and Tie Dye | Pimpama Sports Hub (Near Playground) | 9am to 12pm
Sat 08 Jul | Pom Pom Workshop | Broadwater Parklands | 10am to 2pm

More Info Here.


Kid’s Sunday Sesh @ The Park Coomera


FREE entertainment at The Park Coomera’s Sunday Sesh on Sunday, 25th June from 12 to 2pm.

Bring the kids down to The Park Coomera for amazing balloon creations.

Plus! Kids eat free with every regular pizza or Hunger Buster purchase! T&Cs apply.

More Info Here.


Free School Holiday Fun! at Beenleigh Marketplace


Free School Holiday Fun! at Beenleigh Marketplace.

Week 1: Animal Petting Zoo
Back by popular demand! Join us to feed, pat and brush the cute farm animals 10am – 2pm daily on Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 June. Located in front of Millers

Week 2: NAIDOC Week celebrations
Enjoy the sounds of the oldest wood pipe instrument in the world – the didgeridoo. This will be followed by First Nations Story Telling workshop.
Wednesday 5 July from 10am – 11am. Located in front of EB Games

*Parental supervision required. No bookings required. All welcome.

More Info Here.


Magic & Circus Show @ Westfield Coomera


Be prepared to be spellbound, thrilled and amazed by Westfield Coomera’s newest Magic and Circus Show these school holidays.

Catch the FREE show on The Village stage from 26-30 June, 10am and 12pm daily – that’s right, two shows daily!

The explosive 40-minute performance will feature mind-boggling illusions, juggling, levitation, hilarious comedy and spectacular feats of balance that will shock, stun, and amaze your little ones.

Superstars Rhett Morrow and Jason Gray – from Australia’s Got Talent – are back again to host this incredible show and you will get to meet and greet them too! This epic performance is not to be missed.

Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat! The Village Stage is located outdoors near Coomera Courts and Beach House Bar & Grill.

Find out more.


Helensvale Hoops @ Westfield Helensvale


These school holidays from 26 June to 2 July, shoot for your chance to win a $500 Westfield Gift Card.

Give it your best shot these school holidays at Helensvale Hoops. How many hoops can you get in 1 minute? Now is the time to to unleash your hoop dreams and shoot your way to greatness!

This must do school holiday activity is perfect for all ages. All participants will receive a free squishy basketball whilst stocks last.


The Chocolate Factory @ The Strand at Coolangatta


Step into The Strand at Coolangatta for a World of Pure Imagination at ‘The Chocolate Factory’ these school holidays.

Indulge your sweet tooth and step into a world of pure imagination at The Strand daily from 11am to 2pm from Monday, 26 June 2023 to Friday July 7th!

Get ready for 12 days of crafts, games, and non-stop fun that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Best of all, it’s all FREE!

More Info Here.


HOTA School Holiday Workshops


HOTA Gallery are offering FREE, drop-in workshops over the June/July school holidays!

Get creative and release your inner artist in one of these great workshops for all ages.

Cloudy with a Chance of Craft Supplies | 10am – 1pm | Mon 26 – Fri 30 June & Wed 5- Fri 7 July
Face Jams Portraits | 10am – 1pm | Mon 26, Wed 28, Fri 30 June & Thu 6 July
Paper Bead Pets | 10am – 1pm | Tues 27, Thurs 29 June, Wed 5 & Fri 7 July

Register now to secure your spot!

More Info Here.


Game On 90s @ Hyperdome Shopping Centre


Get ready for a blast from the past these School Holidays!

Relive the 90s, 10am – 2pm daily, from 26 June to 9 July, as Hyperdome bring together some of your favourite board games in one mega masterpiece! Roll the dice to see if you will be the master of the board, then enjoy epic games like hop scotch cornhole and more!

Bring the family to Hyperdome (Outside JB Hi-Fi and Rebel) these school holidays and enjoy these free giant games.

More Info Here.


Parad-Ice, The Ice Skating Show


Planet Chill is set to dazzle with fierce ice-skating, acrobatics, clown antics and more in our new and exclusive one of a kind variety show.

Get set to be amazed, by a high a energy performance, only available at Paradise Resort.

This is a school holiday activity that will be fun for the whole family.

26 June 2023
1 July 2023
8 July 2023
Tickets from $20 per person, get yours to this one of a kind variety show. Located at Planet Chill Ice-Skating Rink, inside Paradise Resort Gold Coast. Tickets are open to resort guests as well as the general public. Get in quick as seats are limited. 

More Info Here.


Vapiano: Pizza Kids Masterclasses @ Westfield Coomera


Vapiano Coomera will be running pizza making classes for kids from Monday 26 April until Friday 7 July.

For just $20 our pizza masters will teach your kids how to knead dough, garnish their creations and send the pizzas to the oven. During the class, our chefs take the kids through the fresh vegetables and savoury herbs that go into making a delicious pizza. We toss in a bit of pizza acrobatics to make the event entertaining and exciting for kids and adults alike!

PLUS each little masterchef will receive their very own Vapiano Pizza Kids apron to take home!

Places are limited, book now to reserve your child a spot today! Classes will commence at 10:00am and run until 11:00am. Please arrive 15mins before the class commences. Kids must be between the ages of 5 and 12.

As an extra bonus, the parents/carers of the participating kids receive 20% off their total lunch bill when they dine straight after the class!

More Info Here.


Rapunzel Puppet Show in Main Beach


These school holidays the Queensland Theatre of Puppetry (QTOP) are presenting “RAPUNZEL” an amazing story , certainly a show not to be missed.

See the show from Monday 26th June until Friday 7th July, week day shows only.  Two shows daily at 9.30am and 11am.

Tickets are ONLY $6 per person and under 2 are FREE.  No prior booking needed, pay cash or tap and go at the door.

The Theatre is in Macintosh Park. cnr Gold coast Hwy and Admiralty Drive in Main Beach, it’s fully air conditioned, and Macintosh Island Park is wonderful for a play before or after the show.

More Info Here.


Kids Rule’ @ The Pines Elanora


‘Kids Rule’ @ The Pines Elanora these winter school holidays. Head to The Pines these school holidays from Monday 26th June – Friday 7th July for plenty of FREE fun activities to get the kids entertained!

Week 1 (Monday 26th – Friday 30th June) – Veggie Patch With Little Green Thumbs
Week 2 (Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July) – Free Build With Little Green Thumbs

10.00am – 2.00pm daily, no bookings required – just drop in. Limited to 120 children per day. 

More Info Here.


School Holiday Experience: Cowch Broadbeach Winter Workshop


Cowch’s School Holiday Experience is back these June-July holidays!

Calling all Dessert Detectives! We need your help to crack a secret code and make some delicious winter treats along the way. Bring your kids to Cowch these school holidays to:

🍨Make your own hot chocolate stirrers
🍨Make your own cookie doughs balls
🍨Make your own polar bear pops
🍨Help us crack the Pictionary code

Important Information for Assistant Detectives (parents):

🍨Available at South Bank & Broadbeach
🍨The workshop will take 45-60 minutes to complete (depending on group size)
🍨Available these school holidays from Monday 26th June to Friday 7th July
🍨Children must be 4 years and older to participate
🍨Parents or guardians must remain onsite for child safety reasons
🍨Tickets are $24.99pp + booking fee

More Info Here.


FREE Family Movies at The Junction, Burleigh Heads


Bring your family and friends along to enjoy FREE movies at The Junction these holidays on their HUGE SCREEN! 

The Junction cafe will also be open from 7am each day so you can get your coffee before the movie.

Horton Hears A Who! Mon 26 June, 10.30am

The Snail and the Whale Wed 28 June, 9.30am

Gnomeo & Juliet Wed 28 June, 10.30am

Storks Tue 4 July, 10.30am

The Highway Rat Wed 5 July, 9.30am

Alvin and The Chipmunks Wed 5 July, 10.30am

More Info Here.


Jnr. Jet-Setters @ Robina Town Centre


Little ones are invited to JNR JET-SETTERS at Robina Town Centre these school holidays! 🛩️

From June 26 – July 9, they’ll get to put on their pilot hat and jump on-board with all the fun!

👩🏼‍✈️ Your little travellers can let their imagination soar with UV postcard making and luggage tag crafting! Click the link below to secure your spot.

More Info Here.


FREE Kids Food Workshops @ Stockland Burleigh Heads


Join Stockland Burleigh Heads for free* kids food workshops where your little foodies will enjoy making a different recipe each day.👩‍🍳👨‍🍳

Workshops will be running from 27 June to 1 July | 10am- 1pm

*T&Cs apply. Bookings essential. Maximum of 4 tickets per customer. While stocks last. Guardian supervision is required at all times. Suitable ages: 5 years and over.

Book Here.


Holiday Fun @ Madison’s Broadbeach


Kids and families are invited to visit Madison’s Café & Patisserie for Cupcake decorating classes at 2pm on Thursday 27th June and 2 pm on the Monday, 3rd July and decorate a cupcake with a winter theme these school holidays. Bookings are essential.  To make a booking call Madison’s Café & Patisserie on 07 5592 6933.

More information.


School Holiday Kids Tie-Dye Workshops


Aspiral Design is passionate about inspiring wellness through colour and creativity. Inspiring imagination through Art to go beyond an ordinary way of thinking and to live a life filled with colour.

Their school holiday program is out now and you can join one of their low-cost Active & Healthy Gold Coast sponsored workshops to add some colour to your School Holidays! 

TUESDAY, 27 JUNE | 09:00-12:00 | Central Park Pacific Pines | Tie Dye Bucket Hats

FRIDAY, 30 JUNE | 09:00-12:00 |Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens | Tie Dye Socks

MONDAY, 3 JULY | 09:00-12:00 | Tallowood Park

WEDNESDAY, 5 JULY | 09:00-12:00 | Pimpama Sports Hub | Tie Dye Pillowcase

These days are so low cost you don’t need to just pick your favourite child 😉 Thanks to the sponsorship of Active & Healthy Gold Coast the whole family can come at only $5 each!!🌟NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED🌟

Join for whole morning of Tie Dye and fun park games with Aspiral Design and Sparky Do Dah!

More Info Here.


Little Farmers Humpty Day at Summer Land Camels


Come along to Summer Land Camels these school holidays for Little Farmer Humpty Day on Wednesday, 28 June from 9am to 2pm. Don’t forget to dress like a farmer and experience a tour of the camel farm and introductions to some of the animal residents.


  • Kids farm tour (30 mins)
  • Patting and cuddling the camels
  • Kids’ activities

4 sessions available. Tickets are $10pp, children under 3 years free of charge. Bookings are essential.

More Info Here.


FREE Kids Holiday Fun at Norm Rix Park Labrador


FREE Kids Holiday Fun at Norm Rix Park in Labrador | Wednesday, 28 June 2023 | 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Bookings Not Required. From 5 years

Like a challenge? See how fast you can jump, climb and slide through this huge inflatable course and explore a variety of ball sports in a fun environment.

15 meter ninja warrior inflatable obstacle
Kids will have so much fan and be challenged running, jumping, sliding and moving through the 15 meter long ninja warrior inflatable. Its just arrived on the Gold Coast!

Sports skill session
Kids will explore a wide variety of skills and techniques necessary for all ball sports. This includes throwing, passing, kicking, speed, agility, ball control and much more. This will help develop their coordination, agility, strength, endurance, and sportsmanship.


School Holiday 2hr Morning Workshop @ DYI Invasion


Come along to DYI Invasion’s FUN School Holiday Kids Art Workshop on Wednesday, 28th June from 10am! This is a fun, 2 hour art workshop for all age groups with no prior art experience needed. All art materials and aprons supplied.

Parents, you are welcome to stay and watch as your child makes wonderful artworks or you can drop off and enjoy 2 hours to yourself.

Workshop is $30

All workshops are held at our store location – Shop 4, 2 Christensen Road, Stapylton QLD 4207.

Book here.


Dino Show @ Crunchy’s Dessert Café Jimboomba


These school holidays, get ready for a DINO-MITE adventure at The Dino Show!🦖

Pet a baby dinosaur, meet Rusty the Raptor, take a photo with the dinosaurs, and much more! Dinosaurs will come alive through puppets & actors in a hilarious and educational show. 🦖

📅 Wednesday 28 June
⏰ 1:30 pm
📍 Crunchy’s Dessert Café, Jimboomba Central
🌟Discounted EARLY BIRD tickets available until 21 June 🌟

Book here.


Winter School Holiday Workshops @ The Farm at Byron Bay


The Farm at Byron Bay’s Mini Farmers school holiday program introduces children to real life farming! They’ll love getting their hands dirty, learning many aspects of organic and sustainable farming as they forage, cook and make natural products whilst making new friends!

Various daily sessions running from Wednesday, 28th June to Friday, 14th July.

These workshops are appropriate for children aged 5 and older. If your child is 4 they can come with siblings and you will need to remain onsite at The Farm.

Find out more.


Kids, Disco & Movie Day @ Pimpama Tavern


Kid’s join Pimpama Tavern for a Kids, Disco & Movie Day on Wednesday, 28th June. $20 per person for children aged 5 to 15 years. Ticket includes kids meal, drink, ice cream, disco and movie. All children must be supervised by an adult.
Disco: 11am to 12.30pm
Lunch: 12.30pm to 1pm
Movie: 1pm to 2.30pm

Bookings Essential. Payment to be made on the day at the door. For more information and bookings email

Free School Holiday Craft Fun @ Benowa Village


There’s FREE School Holiday Craft Fun at Benowa Village with  a different craft activity each day!

Wednesday 28 June – Snow Globes
Thursday 29 June – Paint a Wooden Craft Piece
Friday 30 June – Glue a Concertina Cardboard Book
Saturday 1 July – Art on Canvas

Wednesday 5 July – Window Suncatchers
Thursday 6 July – Airday Clay Play
Friday 7 July – Wooden Wind Chimes
Saturday 8 July – Beaded Keyring

TIMES: 10am to 1pm daily. No bookings required.

More Info Here.


Build-A-Bear Workshop at Lollipop’s Playland Springwood


Don’t miss our ‘beary’ special Build-A-Bear Workshop these school holidays at Lollipop’s Playland Springwood on Thursday, 29th June! 🐻 Two session times available: 10am and 11.30am.

For just $29 receive unlimited play all day at Lollipop’s and bring to life your very own furry friend by participating in a fun Build-A-Bear heart ceremony. Your new furry friend will be pre-filled with just the right amount of cuddliness, ready for you to bring it to life by adding your very own heart and personal touches in the fun-filled, half hour-long session. Your bear will also come with their own birth certificate becoming an instant family member! Clothes and accessories will also be available for separate, additional purchase.

Book here.


Skate Paradise at Paradise Centre



From kick flips to ollies, Paradise Centre will transform into a skateboarding mecca from Thursday, 29 June to Sunday, 2 July 2023.

Welcome to Skate Paradise! 🛹

Over four action-packed days, Paradise Centre will play host to a 7m x 5m skate ramp, skate shows, breakdancing performances, the coolest kids’ workshops on the coast, giveaways, and more…so fetch your kneepads and fasten your helmet.

Find the skate workshops daily at 11am, 12pm and 1pm in the beachfront dining precinct on The Esplanade (look for the mega skate ramp!).

🛹Suitable for kids aged 4-12 years
🛹All equipment supplied
🛹10 spots per session
🛹A parents/guardian must sign a waiver for their child prior to participating
🛹Bookings are mandatory – bookings open 1 June

Book here.


Little Play Lab at HOTA


Join Home of the Arts (HOTA) for their newest activity for young families : Little Play Lab on Friday, 30th June at 10am

Designed to encourage children aged 3-6 to explore the world around them through movement, dance, and circus, whilst strengthening inbuilt reflexes that help control the body.

In 45-minute sessions, children will participate in movement games, stretches, yoga and learn exciting circus skills whilst making new friendships and building confidence.

Tickets are $15 and includes entry for both child and adult.

Monthly activities will be Led by local performers Arc Circus, contemporary choreographer Richard Causer.

Find out more.


School Holiday 2hr Afternoon Workshop @ DYI Invasion

School-Holiday-2hr Afternoon-Workshops-DYI-Invasion

Come along to DYI Invasion’s FUN School Holiday Kids Art Workshop on Monday, 3rd July from 1pm! This is a fun, 2 hour art workshop for all age groups with no prior art experience needed. All art materials and aprons supplied.

Parents, you are welcome to stay and watch as your child makes wonderful artworks or you can drop off and enjoy 2 hours to yourself.

Workshop is $30

All workshops are held at our store location – Shop 4, 2 Christensen Road, Stapylton QLD 4207.

Book here.


Pet Show Brisbane


Australia’s FIRST national Pet Show is coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds!

Mark your calendar for Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2023 to experience and learn everything you need to know about dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles and small animals.

The Pet Show is all about positive pet parenting, sharing education, entertainment, and products for all pets from tails to scales and everything in between.

Bring your kids, bring your friends, bring your partner – there is something for every pet lover. We will have a range of different zones, areas, special guests, talks, activities and entertainment.

Exciting news for toddlers and preschoolers (and a few Mum’s and Dad’s)! Bluey & Bingo and their friends will be performing twice daily on the Dog Town stage on Saturday & Sunday 11am and 1pm.

Find out more.


It’s ON ChevrON Street Party 2023


It’s On Chevron Street Party is coming to the Gold Coast this July!

Presented by Division 10 Cr Darren Taylor and CIBRA, this event on Sunday, 2nd July 2023 will be a unique opportunity to bring together the local community, businesses and residents in a great Chevron Island celebration!

Featuring live music, market stalls, kids entertainment, and with extended trading hours and local restaurant specials this is a community celebration not to be missed!

Find out more.


Lego in the Vale – Free School Holiday Event


** Event Sold Out **

BRICKS 4 KIDZ will return to the Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre during the June/July school holidays, to provide an interactive and fun LEGO experience for children aged between 6 – 12 years old on Monday, 3rd July.

Children will complete LEGO building activities using LEGO Technic Project Kits, Mosaic and Colour Builds, and copious amounts of Free Play LEGO.

Two session times: 8.30am – 10.30am and 2. 11.30am – 1.30pm

Children will need to be signed in to, and out from the event by a known adult. They will not be required to stay for the full 2 hours, but will need to be collected by the end of their session.

Maximum of 40 participants per session. Click the ‘reserve a spot’ button to secure your spot. Walk-ins are welcome on the day but cannot be guaranteed a spot.

The sessions will be held upstairs in the Auditorium at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre.

This event is proudly supported by Councillor William Owen-Jones of Division 2, City of Gold Coast.

Find out more.


Dinosaurs of Patagonia at Queensland Museum


Dinosaur lovers big and small you can come face-to-face with the world’s biggest dinosaur only at Queensland Museum in Brisbane! 🦖🦕

Discover the roarsome Dinosaurs of Patagonia featuring sixteen life-sized skeletons from South America’s Age of Dinosaurs including the world’s biggest dinosaur – the famous titanosaur Patagotitan.

Don’t miss your chance to see this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition 230 million years in the making, only at Queensland Museum. Dinosaurs of Patagonia is recommended for all ages. On display until October 2, 2023

Add Queensland Museum and this exhibition to your toddler adventure list!

Find out more.


Mermaid Beach Tavern Winter School Holiday Activities


Keep your kids busy these winter school holidays with Mermaid Beach Tavern’s fun & interactive activities and shows! ❄️

Reptile Show – Monday 3rd July from 11am
Magic Show – Tuesday 4th July from 11am
Slime Workshop – Wednesday 5th July from 11am

Limited spots available!! Buy tickets online. Activities and events FREE for kids playing Putt Putt!

Find out more.


FREE Cultural Art Workshops @ Australia Fair


In the spirit of NAIDOC Week, come together at Australia Fair to honour the past, celebrate the present, and shape the future.

Join local traditional artist, Billie Musk for a journey exploring Aboriginal Cultural Awareness with FREE Cultural Art Workshops.

Have fun dot painting a Boomerang, learning culture weaving, and discovering cultural totems, 10am, 11am, 12noon daily, from Monday, 3rd to Friday, 7th July 2023.

Suitable for ages 5 years +

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Ultimate Ninja Kids @ Westfield Coomera


Are you the next Ultimate Ninja? Test yourself or compete against your friends in Ultimate Ninja Kids obstacle course at Westfield Coomera these school holidays!

The inflatable obstacle course lets your kids to race against the clock and each other to take out the title of Ultimate Ninja Kid.

There will be three courses located around the centre from 3-7 July, 10am-2pm daily.

Brush up on your ninja skills and complete all three obstacles to receive a complimentary donut from Donut King and a certificate of completion declaring you the Ultimate Ninja Kid!

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Eco Arcade @ Tweed City


Play, learn, and explore at Tweed City these school holidays.

Join them on a fun and educational experience at the Eco Arcade (outside Coles) daily from 10am to 2pm from the 3rd to 14th July.

Discover captivating challenges, interactive exhibits, and engaging experiences, all centered around the noble cause of preserving our planet.

Activities include: Recycla ball, Electro-maze and Seedling planting to continue the fun and grow your own fruit and veggies at home + more!

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Are We There Yet? @ Logan Entertainment Centre


Join 8-year-old Grace and her family on their adventurous and often funny expedition around Australia!

As the children’s book Are We There Yet? is brought to life at Logan Entertainment Centre.

Following CDP’s successful national tour of Magic Beach, Alison Lester AM’s classic book comes to life on stage with songs, fun (and quokkas!) for children aged 3-10 and their adults.

From the team behind The Gruffalo and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, this new adaptation from multi-award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of family, love, and the diversity and beauty of Australia.

See it at the Logan Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, 4th July. Two session times 12pm and 2.30pm. 

Join in the picnic lunch between shows (from 1 pm to 2.30 pm) for Logan Entertainment Centre’s 21’st Birthday. Every ticket includes a sausage sizzle and cupcake.

Entry including picnic lunch is only $15 per person.

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School Holiday Kids Workshop at DIY Invasion: Skateboard Deck Painting


All ages Creative Kids School Holiday FUN! Workshop on Wednesday, 5th Julyfrom 10am to 12pm.

A fun, 2 hour art workshop with no prior art experience needed. At this workshop we will be making and creating your very own skateboard design. All art materials and aprons supplied.

Parents, you are welcome to stay and watch as your child makes wonderful artworks or you can drop off and enjoy 2 hours to yourself.

Workshop cost is $60 per child. All DIY Invasion workshops are held at their store location – Shop 4, 2 Christensen Road, Stapylton QLD 4207.

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School Holiday Kids 2hr Workshop at DIY Invasion


All ages Creative Kids School Holiday FUN! Workshop on Wednesday, 5th July from 1pm to 3pm.

A fun, 2 hour art workshop with no prior art experience needed. At this workshop we will be making and creating a Resin Name & Scented Candles. All art materials and aprons supplied.

Parents, you are welcome to stay and watch as your child makes wonderful artworks or you can drop off and enjoy 2 hours to yourself.

Workshop cost is $60 per child. All DIY Invasion workshops are held at their store location – Shop 4, 2 Christensen Road, Stapylton QLD 4207.

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Area 51’s First Birthday


Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate!

Area 51 is turning 1 on the 7th of July and they have a packed day of exciting activities in store for you!

From carnival games to space show bags, they’ve got everything you need to have a blast.

And of course, they have plenty of cake to go around! But that’s not all – live roaming entertainment will keep you entertained throughout the day. Get ready to play, laugh, and make unforgettable memories with your friends and family.

Book now to ensure your spot at this incredible birthday celebration. Don’t miss out on the most exciting event of the year! 

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Plush Play @ Pacific Pines Town Centre


Plush Play Kid’s Workshop coming these school holidays to Pacific Pines Town Centre. Make your own soft bunny or puppy to keep and cuddle. ❤️

Friday, 7 July with sessions from 10:00am. Outside Woolworths.

Cost: $5.00 per child + receive a $5 Foodie Voucher! Bookings Essential.

Workshop is suitable for ages 4 -12 years old. Adult supervision is required. Varying quantities of each toy available per session. Maximum 70 participants.

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Lord Mayor’s Children’s Program – A Bee Story


A FREE event in the iconic Brisbane City Hall on Friday, 7th July 2023. Two session times available 11am and 2pm.

A Bee Story is a uniquely Australian physical theatre show for children and families incorporating a kaleidoscope of circus, acrobatics, dance and live music.

It tells the story of Queen Bee and Worker Bee who must work together to rebuild their hive after being destroyed by a bushfire. But things never quite go to plan.

Join the bees on their buzzy adventures and be enchanted by their pollen-collecting skills, honey-making abilities, and super-bee strength.A Bee Story has themes of environmentalism, sustainability, and community spirit, and was directed by performer Robbie Curtis (Circa, Cirque du Soleil, Circus Oz, Australian Ballet), and co-created with musician and performer Lizzie McRae.

This free event is part of Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor’s Children’s Program. Visit the link below for more info and to register for free tickets.

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Youth Disco @ The Park Coomera


Celebrate the school holidays with A Youth Dance Party at The Park Coomera on Friday, July 7!

A Youth Dance Party aimed at under 12 BUT everyone has a great time, including the parents! The Park Coomera and The Magic Castle provide a safe place for your kids to come and have a dance under your supervision.

Online table bookings essential for parents where you can come and sit (and enjoy some bar and kitchen specials) while your kids are being entertained by the amazing Chadd from The Magic Castle!
For Just $10 per child. Kids will receive:
*All they can eat Pizza*
*Bottomless Soft drink*
FREE ENTRY for dance floor only- does not include food and drink.
Pizza 5:30pm-7pm only, Available Toppings Hawaiian, Hawaiian no pineapple, Margherita.


The Snail and the Whale @ QUT Theatre, Brisbane


CDP Kids presents Tall Stories’ The Snail and the Whale LIVE in Brisbane at QUT Gardens Theatre from July 7 to July 9.

A play with music inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Recommended for ages 4+

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs – but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from CDP Kids, the team who brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.

Running time 55 minutes (no interval). Tickets are $22 per person. Children 12 months and under are admitted free as long as they are on a parent/carer’s lap.

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Gold Coast Park Warrior Official Opening


Get ready for an action-packed day! Experience the exhilaration of Queensland’s largest ninja 🥷 warrior inspired all-ages course at the official grand opening at Harley Park, Labrador.

Join our special guest Australian Ninja Warrior, Skye Haddy, as we celebrate the first permanent installation of its kind on the Gold Coast. Watch in awe as competitors tackle the thrilling Park Warrior course for the first time.

Grand Opening Saturday, 8th July 12noon to 4pm. Join Skye and enjoy face painting, live music by a DJ, games, rides – cup & saucer, mechanical meltdown, inflatable maze, climbing wall, and soccer shootout. It’s FREE!

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Family Fun Day @ Beenleigh Historical Village


Family Fun Day at Beeneleigh Historical Village on Saturday, 8th July from 9am to 3pm.

Loads of family fun on offer:

🎪Market stalls
🚚Food vans
🎶Live music
🐥Petting farm
🏸Old-fashioned games
✨1800s lifestyle demonstrations

$5/person or $20 Family (2 Adults & unlimited kids).

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Lifeline Kids Neon Disco Ormeau


These School Holidays step into an Over-The-Top Production Kids Disco in Ormeau raising awareness and funds for Lifeline.

This event is presented by Genfit Training Centre, Mortgage Choice Ormeau and COWIE.

They are excited to be planning their next Community Event and raising money for a great cause, Lifeline. Lifeline have been around for years, answering calls and providing a Mental Health line that’s crucial for so many people across the country.

Join all the fun on the 8th of July from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

$7.69 per ticket (ticket is valid for one child and one parent *Parents MUST accompany their child throughout).

There will be hot food and drinks available for purchase at the event.

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Kid’s Sunday Sesh @ The Park Coomera


FREE Magic Show at The Park Coomera on Sunday, 9th July from 12 to 2pm.

Mr Magic from The Magic Castle Gold Coast has been entertaining kids of the GC for over 10 years with his super popular Kids Magic Show. Suitable for kids of all ages.

The family friendly show is packed full of magic, laughter and loads of audience participation. Watch a bird appear from fire and then turn into a bunny rabbit! At the end of the show all kids get to meet and pat our resident bunny Mr Trix.

Plus! Kids eat free from 2pm every regular pizza or Hunger Buster purchase. T&Cs apply.


TROPIC ARCADIA at HOTA Children’s Gallery


TROPIC ARCADIA is an unexpected, new travel destination for families! Tongan-Polynesian artist Samuel Tupou has created a curious, pop-up island for you to explore. Discover his colourful patterns inspired by tapa (bark cloth) designs set amongst a surreal, tropical landscape that is part memory, part imagination, part arcade game.

Visit HOTA’s Children’s Gallery and collect your map to start your expedition. There is so much to do and discover as you journey throughout TROPIC ARCADIA. Through the layered art of Samuel Tupou, families will be transported into a multi-dimensional realm of fun and adventure.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9am – 7.30pm. Sunday: 10am – 7.30pm. Entry is Free and no bookings required.

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